Statement: EPA Makes Endangerment Finding Official

Statement of Eileen Claussen
President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

December 7, 2009

Based on an overwhelming body of scientific evidence, today EPA officially recognized that greenhouse gas emissions are a danger to our public health and welfare.  EPA’s landmark findings respond to the 2007 Supreme Court decision that greenhouse gas emissions could be considered pollutants under the existing Clean Air Act.  Now we look to Congress to come together to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, providing the certainty industry needs to power us forward as global technology leaders in the 21st century.